1937 Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness


TITLE Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Associate Director of Campus Recreation

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Campus Recreation


The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Fitness is responsible for management and programming associated with the Foster Recreation Center (FCR) Fitness Center with an emphasis on providing a safe, well-maintained, and adequately staffed environment and a comprehensive fitness program that enhances the mission of the University.  The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Fitness hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student staff.   The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Fitness assists with long-range planning and assessment, budget development, procurement for the fitness areas, risk management, and maintains accurate records.


Education: A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.  A degree with an emphasis in recreation, sport, and park administration, exercise and movement science, college student personnel, student affairs, or related field is preferred.

Experience:   Two years of experience working in fitness facility management or operations or a related field is required; experience in fitness program administration is preferred.  A strong background in risk management especially as it relates to fitness is preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of group fitness instruction in a variety of formats and personal training are preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Skills: Requires effective organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Computer literacy is required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A working knowledge of financial operations is preferred.

Certifications: Instructor certifications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) Instructor are preferred and must be obtained within 90 days of employment.  National certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), The Cooper Institute, or Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA) is preferred or must be obtained within ninety days of employment. A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required or must be obtained within thirty days of employment.

Other: The scope of the position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, and workshops.


1. Manages the operations of the FRC Fitness Center by developing and maintaining all Fitness Center risk management and operating procedures, conducting regular safety and maintenance inspections, and ensuring staff are trained on current safety, security, and risk management procedures.

2. Coordinates the Fitness Center schedule including maintenance, staffs all Fitness Center areas, as needed, and serves as liaison for special fitness events.

3. Maintains policies and procedures related to the FRC Fitness Center in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Facilities & Operations.

4. Coordinates the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and scheduling of all Fitness Center staff and group exercise instructors, provides training and conducts evaluations for fitness staff that incorporates staff development initiatives and student learning outcomes, and facilitates fitness staff training with an emphasis on risk management and customer service.

5. Coordinates instructions of CPR and AED, first aid, blood-borne pathogen, and other certifications in conjunction with Student Wellness Educator.

6. Provides a safe fitness environment by implementing preventative maintenance and risk management plans.

7. Develops new Fitness Center programs including budgets, program plans, and assessment tools.

8. Coordinates with FRC marketing staff to promote group exercise classes, fitness programs, and special fitness events, maintains web pages, and seeks input and develops and maintains relationships with outside groups interested in Fitness Center programs, special events, and rentals.

9. Evaluates Fitness Center operations and programs annually and maintains accurate statistical information.

10. Reviews and approves all payroll associated with the Fitness Center staff.

11. Assists in the development of the annual FRC goals and budget for the Fitness Center.

12. Develops specifications for the purchase of FRC Fitness Center furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) and develops and maintains the FF&E inventory, a preventative maintenance plan, and schedule for repair and replacement.

13. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

14.  Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, acquiring and maintaining certifications, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by direct supervisor.

15.  Contributes to the success of Campus Recreation by performing other duties assigned by the Director and/or Associate Director of Campus Recreation.


The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation-Fitness is supervised by the Associate Director of Campus Recreation and directly supervises Fitness Center staff and group exercise instructors.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 2 - 250 Points: The employee carries out a group of procedures using the general methods and desired results indicated by the supervisor. Typically, standard operating procedures, handbooks, and/or reference manuals exist for most procedures, but the employee must select from the most appropriate of several guidelines and make minor adjustments to methods. Unforeseen situations are normally referred to others for resolution. Assignments are related in function and objective, but processes, procedures, or software varies from one assignment to another. Based on the assignment, the employee uses diverse, but conventional, methods, techniques, or approaches. Employees in jobs at this level may perform work that is moderately complex, but normally performed within a fairly narrow and specific functional area.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.